June 11, 2020
The extensive molecular changes that occur during and after working out underscore how consequential activity is for our bodies and health. Read more in New York Times.
June 10, 2020
BOULDER, COLO. (June 10, 2020)— PeopleForBikes has released its third annual ratings of the best cities for bicycling in the U.S. The PeopleForBikes City Ratings program is a data-driven analysis that evaluates more than 550 cities and communities and shows city leaders how they can invest to make bicycling better...
June 9, 2020
Australian researchers confirmed results of a previous trial finding that endurance athletes seem to train and race best on high-carb diets. Read more on PodiumRunner.
June 4, 2020
Study shows faster marathoners took in significantly more calories and fats—eating more nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables—than slower marathoners. Read more about the study on PodiumRunner.
June 2, 2020
ASICS surveyed more than 14,000 regular exercisers across 12 countries and found that more than a third (36% globally) of them are more active now than they were before the COVID-19 pandemic began – despite most sports being brought to a standstill by social distancing measures. Read more study results here.
June 1, 2020
The Turner twins have climbed a mountain and trekked to the most inaccessible points on every continent, all in the name of research, charitable causes, and exploration. For their latest adventure, brothers Hugo and Ross Turner trekked into even more fraught territory — comparing the effects of a vegan diet to an omnivorous...
May 28, 2020
(May 28, 2020) - Earlier this month, Running USA led an effort to assess the foremost concerns of endurance business owners as COVID-19 cancellations continue to wreak havoc on the industry. As of late May, four months into the U.S. response to the pandemic, the outlook is not optimistic. Nearly...
May 28, 2020
As the innovation leader in sports timekeeping solutions, RACE RESULT’s engineering team has developed a system to trace Covid-19 cases and help contain the virus, using UHF transponders and its latest product development, the Passive Track Box. "The new Track Box has not been officially released for timekeeping yet. Rather...
May 21, 2020
Moorestown, NJ - Earlier in May, Runsignup, the leading technology provider for US races, put out a short survey to race organizers. This simple survey created a snapshot of revenue expectations for the industry in 2020 and 2021 and looked at how organizations are adjusting to their expectations. While the...
May 12, 2020
Arlington, VA – From April 21 to May 6, 2020 the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) collected over 10,000 responses on its Return to Running Events and Group Runs survey. The goal of the survey was to get an understanding about customer attitudes as they relate to returning to...
May 5, 2020
As gyms and fitness studios stay closed, it seems like more people than ever are walking, running, and biking—especially outside in the places that it’s allowed. Triathlete reached out to a few fitness platforms and looked through some of their reports to find out what kind of activity levels we’re actually...
May 4, 2020
Americans don’t typically sleep well. One large survey showed that people get a full, uninterrupted night of sleep on only about one out of four nights. During this anxious time, you might think the problem would get worse. But data from sleep-tracking apps and wearables suggests people are actually getting...
April 29, 2020
CHALLENGENORTHAMERICA, USA Triathlon and The Professional Triathletes Organisation To Partner at Iconic CHALLENGEDAYTONA Race in December
Daytona Beach and Colorado Springs, USA and London, England – It was announced today that USA Triathlon and the Professional Triathletes Organisation have joined forces with CHALLENGENORTHAMERICA to be part of its iconic CHALLENGEDAYTONA race at Daytona International Speedway on December 4th, 5th and 6th. The three-day triathlon festival will...
April 22, 2020
RRCA Launches Survey to Understand Runner Attitudes Related to a Return to Group/Event Running in the U.S.
Arlington, VA April 21, 2020 – The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has launched a nationwide survey to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected participation in running events as well as locally organized group runs and training programs. The goal of the survey is to gather data from...
April 21, 2020
Participation increased in 7 of 10 segments in 2019 according to the 2020 National Sporting Goods Association’s (NSGA) Sports Participation in the U.S. Report* released today. One segment remained relatively flat and two segments decreased compared to the prior-year the survey noted. Read more on SGBMedia.
April 20, 2020
Between homeschooling kids, trying to get your work done and attempting to maintain a relative level of normal, daily exercise has taken a back seat in some people’s lives. While this is completely understandable, runners should try their best to fit in some activity even once or twice a week,...
April 16, 2020
With almost the entire country confined within their homes amid the coronavirus pandemic, fitness seems to have taken a major hit. Piplsay surveyed over 24,000 people to find out if and how the social distancing has disrupted fitness routine of Americans. Read the survey results here.
April 15, 2020
The Guardian proclaimed the shutdown could cut worldwide CO2 emissions by 2.5 billion metric tons in 2020, the greatest reduction in carbon pollution ever recorded. Read more on Adventure Journal.
April 14, 2020
An unpublished study went viral after a research team warned that respiratory droplets may travel more than 6 feet during exercise. But that's not the whole story. Read more on Wired.
April 14, 2020
Fitbit collaborates with Scripps Research and Stanford Medicine to study the role of wearables to detect, track and contain infectious diseases like COVID-19
There already has been early evidence that wearables, like Fitbit devices, have the potential to help predict the onset of an infectious disease like the flu before symptoms start, and the goal of this consortium is to unlock similar potential via leading research institutions in response to COVID-19. The consortium brings together research...
April 9, 2020
The company said March 13, when the U.S. declared a state of emergency, marked "a major shift in human activity." The most obvious shift was fewer recorded steps taken. But indoor cycling saw the increase in the second half of the month, precisely at the time when riders normally stop riding indoors...
April 8, 2020
During these trying times, exercise could provide indispensable mental-health support for many of us, according to a timely new study. The study finds that among a generally healthy but sedentary group of adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s, working out lowers levels of depression, hostility and other negative feelings. Read more...
April 1, 2020
DETROIT – The results of the 2020 National Runner Survey from Running USA are now available and Running USA members can download the survey report for free. “As we grapple with ongoing conditions that challenge our industry, it’s good to remain focused on the core values of our participants and...